vintage cox gas powered race car

Welcome to RCTalk

Come join other RC enthusiasts! You'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.


RCNT Member
RC Driving Style
I hope this is the right section.I am looking for a review or any info on this vehicle.I got the same one from a cousin as a kid.I never saw it run.I must have been about 8-9 yrs old or something and i'm 42 now.I had so much fun with it zooming it over ramps and crashing it.I noticed a few things i was always curious about.There's a black twist knob on the front of the engine that stick out of the body a bit.What is this for and what does it do.There's also a big twist knob with a spring on it that i have no clue on what it does.I am assuming that once running this thing just drives straight and has no remote.Anyway i kinda want it running or not.It just brings back some fond memories.
If anyone could clue me in on this thing i would appreciate it.
Here's a link from a eBay add.

I did just find this nice video.Still would like to hear peoples thoughts on this.
Last edited by a moderator:

Racer 1966

What are we doing today?
Joplin, MO
RC Driving Style
Ahh yes,the old Cox .049 cars :) I had one like that one but I sold it on eBay a few years ago. I do still have 2 of the Cox Boogie vans and my brother has one and the Adam 12 police car.

This one,you simply set the front wheels to either straight,left or right. Then fuel it up,attach the battery for the glow plug and start it. The big knob on the back with the spring is the one you start it with. Then once it is running,you adjust the black knob on the carb to get the rpms up and then there is a slider gear under the back to to engage the drive. The spring is the drive gear. As the video shows,set it down and watch. No remote control to it.

On the vans and the police car,when engaging the drive it also turned a drive shaft that went toward the front which in turn drove a cam to steer them in a certain pattern. I remember a figure 8 cam and a zig-zag cam plus a couple I don't remember how they turned.

Fun stuff back in the day. We ran the crap out of our vans. Just used 10% nitro if I remember right.


RCNT Member
Williamstown WV
RC Driving Style
Wow this really brings back memory's for me. Back in the day my brother and I had a cox black 57 Chevy that our dad got us. We never had much luck getting to run, cause we were just kids but man that Chevy looked good sitting on a stand in our bedroom. it was one of those tether cars that you anchored with a string and it ran circles. I remember hours of pulling on the plastic t handle rip stick trying to get her fired up!

:) Thanks for posting this


RCNT Rookie
RC Driving Style
I had one of these buggies back in the day and mine has a pullstart. My buddy bought one too and we used to run them in the backyard in a circle. They were a blast!

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
watertrucker Vintage Cox Dune Buggy RC Builds and Projects 22
Smiddy Kyosho rampage gp 10 vintage body? Nitro RC 2
Oldblue Old "vintage" XXT Refurb help needed Buggy and Truggy 3
Kimmie28 Vintage rustler Stadium Trucks 4
>BD Show me your vintage nitro RCs. Nitro RC 1
ocrcmec Vintage RB racing engine help Engines 2
Ruben Vintage Hpi súper nitro mt1 rs4 On-road and Rally Cars 6
H Vintage kyosho 4wd Nitro RC 4
o0zarkaWater Vintage Associated RC200 - My first car Nitro RC 4
B Vintage wheels Wheels & Tires 6
watertrucker Vintage Nitro Hawk RC Builds and Projects 18
S OLD Vintage Tires for Futaba Safari 1/8 buggy Wheels & Tires 7
S OLD Vintage Futaba Radio Systems Crystals and Modules Electronics 9
M vintage drag racing video General Chaos 1
ninnon Got given a vintage balsa wood glider with servos- what else do I need! RC Aircraft 18
ausher Some vintage electrics. Electric RC 0
ausher vintage clod with vintage aluminum frame. Electric RC 3
ausher couple vintage buggies.... Electric RC 4
N Vintage Kyosho Outlaw Rampage Pro Nitro RC 0
MudSlinger33 Vintage Mccoy Chassis & Drivetrain 4
R vintage rc10gt receiver hook up Electric RC 1
S Vintage car racing General Chaos 8
K New f1 car {vintage} Nitro RC 5
S can anyone help me with my vintage kyosho gs11r engine? Nitro RC 14
robmob Vintage Kyosho Sideways Build... RC Builds and Projects 9
R Modern Glow Ignitor on Vintage RC Question Chassis & Drivetrain 1
G Vintage tone General Chaos 1
F My Vintage RC Electric RC 12
Metalhead Matt Using vintage game counsil emulators/roms General Chaos 5
R New body for a Vintage race Paint & Body 7
B vintage rc10gt RC Builds and Projects 5
B Vintage RC10 Electric RC 7
L vintage? Nitro RC 1
K Vintage 1/8th Scale Nitro Buggies Buggy and Truggy 10
h8z2luze WOW talk about Vintage... General Chaos 9
B Vintage RC Pictures Nitro RC 5
V Anyone interested in vintage RC cars? Nitro RC 0
beason vintage RC questions. Electric RC 3
C Vintage 80's toy ? General Chaos 10
K Vintage Kyosho Electric RC 4
robmob Vintage RC Projects RC Builds and Projects 15
sweetdiesel Vintage Tamiya OMG Nitro RC 24
FastEddy Vintage Tamiya Documents! Nitro RC 6
robmob Vintage Tamiya Re-Issues Electric RC 39
NCNitro New Vintage rims from HPI Paint & Body 6
Mr T-Maxx Vintage Ferrari RC - CHECK IT OUT - Nitro RC 28
S Vintage cars ! Electric RC 30
D Vintage R/C - Mauri Ninja Electric RC 10
FastEddy Vintage R/C Nitro RC 12
M cox communications General Chaos 2
Similar threads